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Has anybody ever tried the GR-Research SW-12B. Its their cheapest 12. But the specs look pretty... respectable for $100.

I know a lot of you are going to say "Well just spend $150 and get the Shiva, its better." I am well aware of that, however, when you're really poor sometimes $50 is the difference between doing something or not doing something. Also for the price of 2 Shivas you could get 3 of these woofers, for the price of 4 shivas you could get 6 of these things. You get the idea. So is the SW-12B any good or is it not worth then $100 compared to say the Dayton RF 12" woofer or the Shiva X or any other driver in the sub $200 category?

I'm thinking more for stereo music subs for a 3 way or something than HT anyways, so loudest, lowest extension wouldn't be the most important trait anyways.
 

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Per the manufacturer

SW-12B parameters:
Mechanical Parameters:
* Fs = 18.6 hertz
* Qms = 3.707
* Vas = 5.05 cu.ft or 142.8 liters
* Cms = 0.0688 in/Ib
* Mms = 6.47 oz or 183.5 grams
* Rms = 12.94 Ibs/sec
* Xmax = 16 mm
* Sd = 72.5 sq.in or Dia = 9.6 in or 244 mm

Electrical Parameters:
* Qes = 0.38
* Re = 6.7 ohms
* Le = 3.9 mH
* Z = 8.0 ohms
* BL = 19.4
* Pe = 200.0 watts

Combination Parameters:
* Qts = 0.344
* Sens = 85.8 dB (2.83 V)

It models pretty nicely, I was just curious if anybody has any experience with these, after all, you can't always blindly just trust manufactrer specs. If it is as good as the specs make it look for $99 seems like a pretty good deal to me.
 
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